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Status Not under consideration
Workspace AIX
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 22, 2021

SUMA setup

we need SUMA to have automated scripts as cronjobs. we also need a GUI version of the SUMA usage and not memorising commands to carry out download. we also need SUMA to be able to download ISO images from ESS sites and not only accessing fixcentral.

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Aug 26, 2021

    IBM has evaluated the priority of this enhancement proposal relative to other future product content and determined that this RFE will not be pursued for a future product release

  • Guest
    May 14, 2021

    IBM has received this requirement and someone is evaluating it.IBM will provide a response after evaluation is complete.

  • Guest
    Apr 11, 2021

    Interesting - not heard of anyone using SUMA - outside of a product - for many years.

    * Agree: if SUMA is going to be continued as a real method for maintaining AIX it needs both an improved USER-Interface (SMIT required a lot of self-training to learn what did what) - and it needs to be able to deal with ifix and 'so-called' 3rd-party software (e.g., Java, OpenSSH, OpenSSL) who have update cycles outside of a SP-TL cycle. So, also an improved interface for APAR based updates. And, back to ifixes - also support custom ifix (ie, those onlt available to a specific customer support request).

    * Main point: more support for AIX and software update support - ie, to stop forcing customers to use something such as PowerSC and/or BigFix to manage the complexity. AIX has been famous for being "complete" out of the box. Now it is getting infamous for too many things that almost work.